Western Men Group Portrait
I would like to know who these men were. Something about their lives. I purchased this tintype in California's Mendocino County, a rural area of Northern California, over 100 miles north of San Francisco. I am assuming that this is a local photograph. Logging was the primary industry in the area during the 1800s, and this group portrait was taken in a wooded area. These men may have been associated with the logging industry. But it is not wise to make assumptions when the only evidence is a single unidentified photograph.
Group Portrait Detail
There is an almost haunting directness in the look of the central figure's eyes. The overall impression is of strong-willed pioneers of rural California's past.
Image size is 3 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches.
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This page was updated August 20, 2001